Naseeb Abdul Juma, better known by his stage name Diamond Platnumz is a big name in Africa but the Bongo star did not become an overnight success.
The Number One hitmaker’s humble beginnings started in a small town called Tandale, where life was hard and tough as his family struggled to make ends meet.
Diamond grew up with a single mother and two siblings – a sister and brother – and without a father to act as a breadwinner, they faced challenges, but that did not stop him from working hard towards his musical goals.
From his Mbagala days, the super talented singer has become one of the most celebrated and renowned artistes from East Africa, with a lot of nominations and awards under his name, including the coveted MTV Africa Music Awards and Europe Music Awards.
The 27-year-old star is also one of the richest singers in Africa, with an estimated net worth of Ksh405 Million (USD4 Million) and he attributes all this to his resilience and never giving up. Well, hard work sure does pay off!
Diamond Platnumz is also a family man, who fell in love with South African based Ugandan socialite Zarinah Hassan, who he started dating after breaking up with long-time girlfriend Wema Sepetu late 2014.
The love birds are blessed with a cute baby girl, Princess Tiffah, who turned a year old back in August and before the little one celebrated her birthday, Zari was already pregnant, and now they’re expecting their second child together, a baby boy.
So, how did the Salome singer come up with his stage name, Diamond Platnumz?
While going through an interview at Coke Studio South Africa, where he teamed up with popular artiste Casper Nyovest for a dope mashup, Diamond Platnumz revealed how he got his stage name.
He reveals that before he was popular people around his hometown would compliment his spectacular voice and call him Almasi which means Diamond in English.
Chibu also talks about how artistes should not forget their background and for the up and coming ones, they should never give up on their dreams.
Check out the video interview below as he shared it with his fans. Amazing story!
A video posted by Chibu Dangote (@diamondplatnumz) on